The photo above compares three plastic figures from Airfix (A,C,E) with a pair of metal soldier from Platoon 20 (B,D). Click on the image to see a larger version.
THE METAL FIGURES
Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:
The metal figures are from Platoon 20, currently manufactured by East Riding Miniatures. These two figures are found in pack G-G1 “German Infantry Command (Pickelhaube).” This code includes 4 figures in 3 poses. Platoon 20’s First World War range covers Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany and Russia. The German contingent includes 8 codes, 2 of which are mounted. Some of the figures in this range were previously manufactured by Lancashire Games
Height (measured to eyes): 21mm. Height (measured to top of head): 23mm.
Availability and Cost:
East Riding Miniatures sell most of the Platoon 20 figures in packages of 4, with multiples poses, for £2.50.
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